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Business models for identity and uniqueness

Digital unique identifiers – luxury, advantage, prerequisite or opportunity? What do we do with identity? In our current world of branded identity and social media profiling, identity has become an often-artificial construct – something you engineer and use to illude, rather than something innate, immutable and earned. But engineers, techno-geeks and forensic detectives don’t think about identity in the same way as the Kardashians...

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3D engineering goes ecclesiastical

How do you build a gobsmackingly unique mega-church without plans? Sagrada Familia meets 3D modelling and engineering Magnum opus, seemingly ad infinitum La Basílica de la Sagrada Familia (“The Basilica of the Holy Family”) in Barcelona, Spain, is a visual riot of an ecclesiastical wonder, the magnum opus of break-the-mould Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. The first stone was laid way back in 1882, making...

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Making financials useful for us mere mortals

Financial planning may be necessary, but for many startups and modern flexi-firms it’s often also a frustrating time-waster The guarded world of financials Financial planning, budgeting and the other related sub-disciplines have long been ensconced in a world of their own, with their own specialist practitioners, their own arcane language and a whole slew of “dark arts” concepts whose main function seems to involve...

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